Committees

Annual Meeting Program Committee

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is responsible for the theme, program content, and the social and other activities associated with the annual meeting. The Committee ensures that the meeting provides affordable and quality education and networking experiences that meet the needs of the members.

Co-Chairs
Susan Wyatt Sedwick
Attain LLC

Martin Kirk
University of British Columbia

Peter Townsend
Loughborough University

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is comprised of three members appointed by the president. The committee will be given guidance from the organization’s independent CPA firm and will report the internal audit findings and recommendations for improvements to the Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for reviewing the annual financial statements and management letter prepared by the audit firm, to advise and recommend changes, obtain clarification and supporting documentation from the auditor, accountants, SRA International treasurer and other staff.

Chair
Kathleen A. Harris
March of Dimes Foundation

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Kumar Mukesh
University Hospitals of Cleveland

Alex Weekes
ML Weekes & Company

 

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of the most qualified nominees and/or recipients for the various awards of the Society as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Chair
Amy Sikalis
Intermountain Healthcare

Board Liaison
Gayle Walters
Johns Hopkins University

Staff Liaison
Dilyana Williams

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee receives or prepares all proposed Bylaw amendments and, after review and possible revision, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the proposed amendments. The committee shall be responsible for parliamentary procedures at Society meetings. The composition of the Bylaws Committee shall be a chair appointed by the president, and the bylaws chair of each section and of each division.

Chair
Jason Claes
University of Cincinnati

Board Liaison
Dominic Esposito
Baruch College, CUNY

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Karen Bone
Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Jason Claes
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Mark Hochman
Central Queensland University

Devin Kreuger
University of Toronto Mississauga

Debbie Pettitt
National Institutes of Health

Surekha Vishwasrao
University of Maryland

Andre Watkins
Mayo Clinic

Ellen Zavala
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

 

Catalyst Committee

SRA International’s monthly newsletter is the gateway to what is trending in research administration. The Catalyst features insights from the top professionals in research management, job listings focused on research administration, as well as the most up-to-date information on the educational offerings from SRA International.

Editors

Seema Dhindaw
New York University Langone Medical Center

Katie Watkins
The University of Akron

Board Liaison
Angela Sherman
University of Virginia

Staff Liaison
Dilyana Williams

Karen Bone
Texas Tech University

Zoya Davis-Hamilton
Tufts University

Tonya K. Edvalson
Intermountain Healthcare

Gloria Greene
University of Alabama, Huntsville

Michelle Jarvis
University of Pittsburgh

Sarah Marina
Tufts University

Kristina Oberly
University of Michigan

Debra Schaller-Demers
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Angela Yost
University of Pittsburgh

 

Development and Finance Committee

The Development and Finance Committee (DFC) establishes guidelines for budget and financial reporting, monitors the financial affairs of the Society, seeks new sources of revenue and makes recommendations on other financial matters as directed by the Board of Directors. The composition of the DFC shall be the treasurer of each section and of each division and the treasurer of the Society, who will serve as the committee chair.

Chair
Rene Hearns
Hearns Research Administration & Analysis

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Frank Davis
Huntington Medical Research Institutes

Alex Delavan
Oakland University

Marcos Garza
Huron Consulting Group

Jason Guilbeault
Augusta University

Kathleen A. Harris
March of Dimes Foundation

 

 

Education and Professional Development Committee

The Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is responsible for the implementation of quality programs to serve the needs of members, including program identification and development, budgeting and evaluation. The committee shall be responsible for the programming of both on-site meetings and online educational content. The chair of the committee shall be appointed by the president.

Chair
Jennifer Shambrook
University of Central Florida

Mark Hochman
Central Queensland University 

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Certificates Subcommittee

Dara Little
Northern Illinois University

Philip Cola
University Hospitals
Case Medical Center

Camie Morrison
Rutgers University

Anne Schauer
Miami University

Kevin Titus
Cincinnati Children's hospital

Renee Vaughan
Duke University School of Medicine

Kathryn Watkins
The University of Akron

     

Distinguished Faculty and Speaker's Bureau Subcommittee

Pam Miller
University of California, Berkeley

Ian Carter
University of Sussex

Frances Jeffries
Adult Literacy and Research

David King
University of Louisville

Devin Kreuger
University of Toronto Mississauga

Donna Marano
Carnegie Mellon University

David Mineo
DLMineo Consulting, LLC

Sandra M. Nordahl
San Diego State University
Research Foundation

Thomas Roberts
Florida Gulf Coast University

Jennifer Shambrook
University of Central Florida

Daniel Vasgird
West Virginia University

Gayle Walters
Johns Hopkins University

     

Educational Programming Subcommittee

Fran Stephens
University of Oklahoma

Erwan Arzel
University of Science & Technology (Kaust)

Diane Burt
NBCC

Gloria Greene
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Jason Guilbeault
Augusta University

Stephanie Hyche
Mississippi State University

Ingrid Liekens
Zayed University

Rachelle Mainard
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sharon McCarl
Carnegie Mellon University

Marjorie Piechowski
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Katie Porter
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Farrell Rapp
University of Wyoming

Catherine Seay-Ostrowski
University of Michigan

Amy Sikalis
Intermountain Healthcare

Dean Smith
University of Hawaii

Maria Soliman
Levine Cancer Institute

Nathan Vanderford
University of Kentucky

Jeffrey Waldin 
InfoEd Global

Gayle Walters
Johns Hopkins University

 

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society between meetings of the Board of Directors. All actions of the Executive Committee shall be reported to the Board of Directors at the next meeting of the Board for approval. The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Society and one other member of the Board of Directors who shall be nominated by the president and voted upon by the Board of Directors at the first meeting following the annual business meeting.

Chair
Cindy Kiel
President

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Kim C. Carter
President Elect

Rene Hearns
Treasurer

Susan Wyatt Sedwick
Board Member Representative

John Westensee
Past President

Bruce Steinert
Secretary

 

Journal Committee

The Journal of Research Administration is the premier academic, peer-reviewed publication in the field of research administration and management.  Published twice a year by SRA International, Journal articles are dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators.  The Journal publishes articles covering the changing research environment worldwide, focusing on quality and innovation in research administration.  The Journal of Research Administration is a critically important resource for your growth, for the enrichment of the body of knowledge of research administration, and for the advancement of the art and science of the profession and its allied disciplines.

Editor-in-Chief
Tim Linker
High Point University

Deputy Editor
Nathan Vanderford
University of Kentucky

Board Liaison
Bruce Steinert

Staff Liaison
Dilyana Williams

Amy Cuhel-Schuckers
Franklin & Marshall College

Deborah B. Derrick
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Ira Goodman
University of California San Diego

Tanisha L. Hammill
Hearing Center of Excellence

Carson Harrod
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute

Sharon Kitt
Federation University

Alison Krauss
Western Carolina University

Kirsten Levy
Boston University Medical Campus

Kimberly S. McKoy
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Dianne Nagy
South Dakota State University

Alicen Nickson
Brunel University

Sandra M. Nordahl
San Diego State University Research Foundation

Dhanonjoy C. Saha
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Simon Patrick Philbin
Imperial College London

Marjorie P. Piechowski
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Nani Pybus
Oklahoma State University

Jennifer Taylor
University of Arkansas

Christine Tonui
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital/Moi University

Cliff Studman
St. John's University of Tanzania

Lisa Walker
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Renee J. Vaughan
Duke University School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria and benefits, developing and recommending programs for the recruitment and retention of members, maintaining close liaison with the sections and divisions in relation to their membership programs, and ensuring that statistical data and information on membership are maintained by the Society. The committee shall also develop membership and information materials for distribution in North America and Internationally. The composition of the committee shall be a chair, appointed by the president, a co-chair appointed by the chair and a membership chair of each section, a representative from the Chapter Relations Committee and the divisions and a non-voting liaison from the Board of Directors who is appointed by the president.

 

Chair
Tonya K. Edvalson
Intermountain Healthcare

Co-chair
Lynda Olin
Washington State University

Staff Liaison
Linda Wilson

Edward Black
Denver Research Institute (DRI)

Silke Blohm
SOAS University of London

Susan Blum
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Amber Burke
The Regents of the University of California

Jennifer B. Easley
Mississippi State University

Jennifer Freeman
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Gloria Greene
University of Alabama, Huntsville

Gina Hedberg
University of South Alabama

Heather Kraus
University of Michigan

Ellen Libao
Johns Hopkins University

Domenica G. Pappas
Illinois Institute of Technology

MaDonna C. Perry
Johns Hopkins University

Karen R. Sack
University of Maryland, Baltimore- School of Medicine

Mimi Sellis
Emory University

Nathan L. Vanderford
University of Kentucky

Angela E. Willis 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

Section, Division, and Chapter Presidents Committee

The Section, Division and Chapter Presidents Committee is responsible for coordinating activities of the sections, divisions and chapters in support of the overall mission of the Society.

Chair
John Westensee
Aarhus University

Staff Liaison
Ellen Lupinski Quinn

Devin Kreuger
Board Ad Hoc
Section Presidents

Jim Hanlon
Commercial and Board Ad Hoc
Division Presidents

Angela Sherman
Board Ad Hoc
Chapter Presidents